Oct 7, 2012 7:00am PDT
determined as we speak. hugo chavez, a critic of the u.s., his opponent is mounting the most serious challenge ever to chavez's 14-year rule. >>> steve has the latest live from miami. is it finally good-bye chavez? >> it's really tough to call but this is, as you said, the most serious challenge to hugo chavez. he's been in power 13 years. he wants six more but there's a lot of negatives this time for chavez. for one, venezuela has the highest inflation rate in the region, more than 20%. one of the highest murder rates in the world and there are basic shortages of food and electricity blackouts. on the plus side chavez has strong support among the poor, prided subsidies for housing, medicine and food. his eye opponent, a younger, vigorous man describes himself as center left. chavez has been battling cancer and had at least two operations in addition to chemotherapy. so a contrast in vigor between the two candidates. the stakes are high. generalize wail sits on the largest oil reserves in the world. and under chavez, venezuela had a strident anti-u.s. policy. as far as the voters her
Oct 7, 2012 8:00am PDT
. venezuela, voters are going to the polls right now. at stake, social president's hugo chavez' 14-year control of power in that country. later on today in cape canaveral, 34 da, the first privately contracted supply mission to the international space station is scheduled to left off later on tonight. >> background, we found it on principle that all men are created equal. and that the rights of every man are diminished when the rights of one man are threatened. >> jamie: well, that was president john f. kennedy, delivering his historic address in 1964. it was a speech that changed the national debate on civil rights. well, here we are with an election 30 days away. and the debates are in spule swing. a new book, presidential courage, three speeches that changed america, takes a look at the moments that have truly inspire period our nation. warren kozak is the author and he is here live. >> thanks for having me on. >> jamie: this is inspiring. you certainly did your homework. i read the speeches, one is four paragraphs. >> linkon's second inaugural, four paragraphs. can you believe that?